April, 2015: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

(Book #60) Susan hosted our discussion of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and everyone agreed that this book is just full of beautiful imagery of childhood scenes. So many passages evoke a full rich moment in time. You see it and feel it. This book is clearly an American classic.

Papa would have been sad if his job as a singing waiter would have kept him from Susan’s delicious beef stroganoff and none of us had to pretend, as the children did, that we were explorers at the North Pole stuck in a blizzard in a cave when food supplies ran low because Susan prepared quite a feast.